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Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Matthew Flinders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Although there is no doubt that the constitution has been significantly reformed since the election of New Labour in May 1997 the degree to which these reforms have altered the nature of democracy in ... More


Meta‐constitutional Orientations

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The ‘Blair paradox’ reflects not a simple shift in orientations (i.e. from majoritarian power‐hoarding to consensual power‐sharing) but a multifaceted attempt to inject a new meta‐constitutional ... More


V1. Party System

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

There is no such thing as the party system in the United Kingdom but an embryonic multi‐levelled hierarchy of party systems. The existence of different party systems, founded and perpetuated by ... More


V9. Judicial Review

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The logic of legal constitutionalism promotes the role of judges as external regulators of political behaviour. It therefore seeks to increase the degree of constitutional rigidity by seeking to ... More


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